squit

/ (skwɪt) /

noun British slang

an insignificant person
nonsense; rubbish

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
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Word Origin for squit

C19: dialectal variant of squirt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Example sentences from the Web for squit

  • "Squit yer sojer foolins, Ben, and leave me pass," came from the well known voice of Serlizer.

    Two Knapsacks|John Campbell
  • He says you don't say squit at Eton and you say Metutors not My tutors.

    Lost Diaries|Maurice Baring